St. Paul's has a comprehensive program of music for children, with emphasis on choral music. Below is a brief description of each. Register for Wesley Singers or Choristers at church this Sunday. Rehearsals for both begin September 7.
Wesley Singers (Girls and boys in the 1st and 2nd grades)
Wesley Singers are introduced to the concepts of singing in an ensemble and how to read and understand music, with emphasis placed on music in worship. They rehearse Sunday mornings at 10:45. The Wesley Singers sing special events and services such as the Blessing of the Animals, Palm Sunday, the Children’s Candlelight Service, Holly Hall, and “Sights, Sounds and Smells of Christmas.”
Choristers (Grades 3 through 8)
The Choristers follow the “Voice for Life” program sponsored by the Royal School of Church Music in America. They rehearse Sunday mornings, attending the 11:05 worship service and exiting during the Sequence (second) Hymn. Emphasis is on developing the individual voice and excellence in ensemble singing.
Other Children's Music Opportunities
Musikgarten (Infants through Kindergarten; call for schedule of classes)
Through the St. Paul's Fine Arts Academy, St. Paul’s offers Musikgarten classes of music and movement for infants through kindergartners. A parent or other adult participates with each child and receives a CD and rhythm instrument to use at home. These classes follow the Musikgarten curriculum, and there is a fee for materials. For information about these classes, contact Ellen Edwards.
Joyful Noise (Ages 3 through Kindergarten)
Joyful Noise is a children’s worship time primarily focusing on learning and singing children’s worship songs. One of the primary goals of this choir is to build a foundation and love of music and singing.
Treble Choir (Girls; ages 10 to 18)
This is a select group of girls that are interested in advancing their musical skills, both as individuals and as an ensemble. The Treble Choir rehearses with the Girl Choristers on Sunday mornings in addition to their own Wednesday rehearsals. The Treble Choir sings periodically with the Saint Paul’s Choir throughout the year and on other appropriate occasions.
For more information regarding Children’s Choirs, contact Anna Teagarden.